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US OPEN PICK 'EM and Battle of the Boards (2007 thread)


Just in case you were suffering withdrawal symptons after the ages since the last pick 'em, the new one is here and ready to solve all your problems! You can find the entry sheet at http://www.britishtennis.net/Competitions.html

At the moment the draw doesn't have qualifiers in it (because they haven't finished qualifying yet) but feel free to enter anyways, you know the drill by now. Any queries either drop a post here or email us at btpickem@hotmail.com

Robots for this tournament will be:

Roberta: who always picks the higher ranked player based on the entry rankings.
Racy: who picks the higher ranked player based on the ATP race positions
King Kong: the average score of a million hairy gorillas picking randomly.
Billy: the bookies' bot. Picks round 1 matches based on the odds, where available, otherwise odds for winning the tournament, if equal then entry rankings.
Homer: the US equivalent of BritBot, picks American players to win (higher ranked if both players are American)
Ceres: the US equivalent of Womble, picks based on rankings in the USOpen Series, where applicable, rankings if equal or both players aren't listed.

Entry deadline is 1300 GMT (2pm BritishSummerTime) Monday 27th August

Good luck one and all and get picking! <IMG SRC=" title="smile.gif" /> It would be great if we could have even more entrants than usual on this, the one year anniversary of the Britishtennis.net pick 'em contest (Steven is the defending champiom).

-- Edited by imoen at 15:20, 2007-08-23

-- Edited by steven on Thursday 27th of August 2009 08:16:36 AM

-- Edited by steven on Thursday 27th of August 2009 10:52:19 AM

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RE: US OPEN PICK 'EM and Battle of the Boards - entries now open


For the one and only time (unless you select one of the yes options from the dropdown at the bottom of the entry form), those of you who played in the Wimby or Cincy pick 'ems should get an email from me alerting you to the fact that the US Open pick 'em is now open for entries.

Only three non-AM/BT/GR entrants entered Cincy (the fact that it was originally meant to be Montréal a week earlier probably didn't help!), so hopefully this email will help us to get a fair number of the Wimby entrants back for the USO and talking about it to attact others on their own boards. If you post on other boards too, feel free to try a bit of recruitment so we can make this the best pick 'em yet.

We also have another plan (or two) to get some new entrants, but whether anything comes of it remains to be seen.

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This contest is now one of the top links on the www.stevegtennis.com site biggrin after I wrote to him today (go there and look at the top of the page), as well as BT pickems in general appearing on his contests page. smile

Hopefully that'll get seen by a few knowledgeable tennis fans!

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Ken Thomas just plugged the comp for us on RadioTennis.com - he mentioned britishtennis.net enough times for people to get it down right, described the competition as well as he could, not having had time to look at the entry form yet (he asked people to email in and tell him what it's like!), then came the classic Ken:

"Feel free to join the radiotennis.com team, but if you do, get it right"

then a bit later ...

"If you're nat gonna be right, don't join my team"

then a bit later ...

"I'll try to enter over the weekend if I have time. I'm sure if I have time to enter I'll win it ... I WILL win it, there's no doubt"

He also mentioned that his friends at andymurray.com won the last one (the Wimby one was the one I mentioned)

It was mentioned during Falla v Peya so I might have been the only person listening wink but it was really cool of him to do it - so cool that I might have to let him off for calling me "Steve" wink

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lol Ken's 1 in a million isnt he.

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If you have been waiting for qualifiers to be placed in the draw before entering, you will be pleased to know that you can now see them on the updated entry form at updated entry form.


The new players in the draw include one lucky loser because Monfils has pulled out, so anyone who entered already and picked him to go more than a round or two might want to pick again if they have time - if not, they will be treated as having picked Dominik Meffert to win any matches that they picked Monfils to win, since he has slotted into Monfils' place in the draw.


The entry deadline is 13.00 GMT (2 pm UK / 15.00 CET / 09.00 New York time) on Monday - if you do decide to enter, good luck!



-- Edited by steven at 05:44, 2007-08-26

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Web site 'spreadsheetconverter.com' - 'web site is encountering problems'

Im online but when I click send it comes up with the message above.....tried it a dozen times !

help !

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Sorry about that - a one-off glitch that only lasted a few minutes by the looks of it, because nobody else seems to have had similar problems and I doubt any entries were lost because I received yours 6 times, which suggests they were getting through even when you were getting that error.



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steven wrote:

Sorry about that - a one-off glitch that only lasted a few minutes by the looks of it, because nobody else seems to have had similar problems and I doubt any entries were lost because I received yours 6 times, which suggests they were getting through even when you were getting that error.



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BT.net entrants as midnight GMT Saturday, i.e. with 13 hours to go:

Aria81
David Carter
Drew
Dusty Dick
eblunt
ForeverDelayed
goldfish
Grundon
Guy
Imoen
John
Johnnylad
mkkreuk
RobC
Robxon
Rochelle
Vonce

That's 17, 3 less than last time.

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Full list:

41 24% AndyMurray.com
30 17% MensTennisForums
22 13% AndyRoddick.com
20 12% Individuals
17 10% BritishTennis.net
10 6% Stevegtennis.com
11 6% Tennis4you.com
6 3% BBC boards
5 3% RogerFederer.com
4 2% Rusedski.co.uk
3 2% BritishTennisZone
2 1% RadioTennis.com
1 1% RafaelNadal.com

They include entrants from 39 different countries and three entrants who we have confirmed to be ITF pros (plus a couple more who claim to be but we're not convinced), one of whom has even managed to win a Davis Cup rubber!

-- Edited by steven at 04:15, 2007-08-27

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Hopefully I can finish higher than 4th like I did last year within our lot on 'ere.. Wishful thinking me thinks biggrin

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20 BT entrants in the end (the same as for Wimby) out of 218 entrants from no less than 42 countries in total, including Ken "I WILL win" Thomas from Radio Tennis who has not made an auspicious start. wink

Full day 1 results can now be found at http://www.britishtennis.net/competitions.html together with a picks analysis, etc.
 
These will be updated once or twice a day, with more frequent summary updates appearing at http://andymurray.com/community/discussion/2416 when play is in progress.
 
BT are 3rd after day 1, behind early leaders MTF and stevegtennis (aka the MTF 'B' team, I think!) but Jack is 4th= just behind the 3 leaders, who are all from MTF. Billy the Bookie had a good day (note the correlation with which team's leading wink) but Roberta the rankings bot is way down the list!

Good luck for the rest of the competition everyone smile

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BT are now second after day 3 and our very own Jack is joint leader after a really great day yesterday. clap.gifclap.gif

I'm not currently posting here when I do a web update, if anyone would like me to then please let me know and i will. smile.gif

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First internet access in 3 days because im on holiday in la manga, cannont believe im top!!!!! Come on Andy tonight



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